CANNES: July 29, 2015
The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" Visits the Cote d'Azur
On July 28, 2015, the feast day of Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" visited Archangel Michael Community in Cannes, France. It was brought by His Eminence Archbishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe, who performed a first moleben to the Mother of God and St Vladimir at 10 am at the Church of St Roch. Over the course of the entire day, the icon was available for veneration for the faithful of the Cote d'Azur, Russia, Germany and the US. His Eminence then spoke about the history of the holy image to all those gathered, and over the course of the day gave several sermons. At 7 pm, a farewell moleben was performed for those who could not attend during working hours.
The following day, Archbishop Michael continued his travels with the Kursk-Root Icon to the Orthodox parishes of Western Europe before departing for Paris.